Nigeria Prisons not taking Dariye abroad for treatment – Spokesman

The Nigeria Prisons Service has said it would not fly out a former Plateau State Governor , Joshua Dariye , who is reportedly suffering from kidney disease, for treatment abroad.

The service stated that the Senator , who is serving a 10-year jail term in Kuje Prison , Abuja , is getting the best care at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital , Gwagwalada, where he was being treated .

The NPS spokesman , Francis Enobore, informed our correspondent on Monday , that doctors treating the Senator have not referred him to a foreign hospital, stressing that he was in good hands at the hospital .

Enobore, however , declined to reveal the health status of the convicted ex – governor , saying he had no idea of his ailment .

He said , “I don’ t know his (Dariye ’ s) ailment , it is only his doctor who could tell us what is wrong with him . But we are not considering flying him out of the country , he is getting the best care he could get at the government hospital and the doctors have not said they cannot take care of him . ”

The Senator , who represented Plateau Central in the National Assembly, had been hospitalised since last December .

He was convicted by a Federal Capital Territory High Court presided over by Justice Adebukola Banjoko on a 23-count charge of diverting and laundering N 1 . 126 billion Ecological Funds belonging to the Plateau State Government while in office as the governor.

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